Rome Ramirez

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This article is about the lead singer and guitarist in the band Sublime With Rome. Rome Ramirez_sentence_0

For the American R&B singer, see Rome (musician). Rome Ramirez_sentence_1

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BornRome Ramirez_header_cell_0_1_0 Roman Rene Ramirez
(1988-06-11) June 11, 1988 (age 32)

Fremont, California, United StatesRome Ramirez_cell_0_1_1

Other namesRome Ramirez_header_cell_0_2_0 RomeRome Ramirez_cell_0_2_1
Spouse(s)Rome Ramirez_header_cell_0_3_0 Taylor Faye Ramirez

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Years activeRome Ramirez_header_cell_0_7_0 2008–presentRome Ramirez_cell_0_7_1
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Roman René Ramírez (born June 11, 1988), better known as Rome Ramirez or simply Rome, is an American singer and guitarist best known for playing with Eric Wilson from Sublime in the band Sublime with Rome. Rome Ramirez_sentence_2

Early life Rome Ramirez_section_0

Ramirez was born and raised in Fremont, California. Rome Ramirez_sentence_3

Both of his parents are of Mexican heritage, his mother being from Guadalajara and his father's parents from Tijuana, but his father relocated the family to Oakland. Rome Ramirez_sentence_4

He first started playing guitar at age 11, and one of the first songs he learned was a Sublime song. Rome Ramirez_sentence_5

At 18, Ramirez headed to Los Angeles to focus full-time on music. Rome Ramirez_sentence_6

There, he was introduced to one of his idols, Eric Wilson, bassist for Sublime. Rome Ramirez_sentence_7

They became friends and started jamming together at Eric's infamous holiday parties in Long Beach. Rome Ramirez_sentence_8

Within the year, the plan to bring back Sublime had been set into motion. Rome Ramirez_sentence_9

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In 2008, Rome collaborated with Eric Wilson on a RAWsession video (also at 17th Street Recording Studio) where he played Sublime songs such as "Saw Red" and "Boss DJ", and eventually began to play with the band's two surviving members, Eric and Bud Gaugh. Rome Ramirez_sentence_10

The trio then went on tour together playing covers of original Sublime material. Rome Ramirez_sentence_11

Sublime with Rome made its debut in 2009 at Cypress Hill's Smoke Out Festival in San Bernardino, California. Rome Ramirez_sentence_12

Ramirez was soon touring steadily with Sublime with Rome, and the trio released their debut album Yours Truly on July 12, 2011. Rome Ramirez_sentence_13

Shortly after, Gaugh left the band and Josh Freese stepped in to play drums. Rome Ramirez_sentence_14

In 2015, they released another album, Sirens. Rome Ramirez_sentence_15

Freese left in 2017 to tour with Sting, and Carlos Verdugo of Tribal Seeds joined the band. Rome Ramirez_sentence_16

They were scheduled to release a new album in 2018 with producer Rob Cavallo. Rome Ramirez_sentence_17

Songwriting and Producing Rome Ramirez_section_2

Rome co-wrote the song "Lay Me Down" with The Dirty Heads and has collaborated with the band on several albums including Sounds of Change, Dirty Heads, Dessert EP and Swim Team. Rome Ramirez_sentence_18

Rome also worked extensively with Enrique Iglesias on his 10th studio album. Rome Ramirez_sentence_19

Rome has said in interviews that his influences are Sublime, Muse, Jimi Hendrix, Bad Brains, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys and Primus. Rome Ramirez_sentence_20

Rome's promotional solo single, "Dedication," was premiered on the Rolling Stone website May 30, 2012. Rome Ramirez_sentence_21

"The song's about loving someone who is struggling with getting their life together and eventually having to move on," says Rome. Rome Ramirez_sentence_22

"It's probably some of the most personal stuff I've put in a song. Rome Ramirez_sentence_23

Sometimes all you need is the right people to pull the best out of you, and that's what I feel happened with the three of us. Rome Ramirez_sentence_24

The right individuals, at the right place and time." Rome Ramirez_sentence_25

His debut solo EP was released on June 12, 2012. Rome Ramirez_sentence_26

In March 2015, Ramirez appeared on Blues Traveler's album Blow Up the Moon, co writing the song "Castaway" and "Vagabond Blues" with Dirty Heads. Rome Ramirez_sentence_27

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Ramirez.